Creative Placemaking — Systems

NACEDA's goal is to ensure that community development and arts organizations have the support they need to use creative placemaking to advance racial equity in low- and moderate-income communities. To achieve this goal, we work to change systems at the state level in order to produce a conducive environment for creative placemaking. 

NACEDA and its members seek to influence public policy, funding, investment, and capacity building environments at the state level.

NACEDA Creative Placemaking Immersion Program  - NACEDA report to the NEA
This final report details outcomes of NACEDA’s Creative Placemaking Immersion Program (Immersion Program), a program designed to:

  • build creative placemaking knowledge among a targeted audience of community development corporations and community-based development organizations;
  • to support regional community development systems that utilize arts and cultural strategies and stakeholders to improve place-based outcomes for low and moderate-income people and places and communities of color.

Cultivating Equitable Communities: Aligning the Arts, Culture, & Community Economic Development Sectors 
This report, developed by NACEDA as part of a contract with Grantmakers in the Arts, paints a picture of the community economic development field for arts-based organizations interested in collaborating to advance place-based racial equity. It is designed as a primer for organizations outside the community economic development sector (especially arts organizations) to understand how it interfaces with arts and culture to advance racial equity. 

Arts & Culture Can ... from ArtPlace America
Use this interactive tool to explore 13 ways that arts and culture can support community development.

Frameworks for Arts and Culture in Community Development from ArtPlace America
Access field scans and case studies for work at the intersection of arts, culture, and ten different aspects of community development, including housing and economic development. from PolicyLink
Access findings from research on the ArtPlace's America's Community Development Investments program, which learned how six organizations in urban, rural, and tribal areas incorporated arts and culture into their work. This website also includes publications and resources about a wide array of other local projects and applied research on the intersections of arts, culture, equitable development, health, and well-being.

Our Town Knowledge Building from National Endowment for the Arts
See other organizations' reports, materials and resources from past and current knowledge-building work on how to do creative placemaking.